How will you be affected by the law passed to avert the "fiscal cliff"? Our interactive graphic shows the impact on different types of Americans: http://on.wsj.com/XoaKtc
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- You're right; I meant that this has been still been referred to as a tax raise in the sense that it's the opposite of keeping the tax cuts for the middle class, which has itself been described as "not raising taxes."Jan 3, 2013
- , You're point is well-taken, but after 2 years of no payroll tax and 10 years of Bush-era tax cuts, the American people will perceive this as a tax increase regardless of how silly it is in logical terms. Obama and the Congress realize full well how this is perceived by so many, and that's one of the reasons the debate is so heated. If I have adapted my monthly spending to a certain level for 48 straight months, it will be felt if that changes.Jan 3, 2013
- Ah, the government is the landlord now. It owns the land, the houses, the businesses, everything. We should be grateful it doesn't charge 100% of our income, since our income basically belongs to the government.
The best thing would be, of course, for the government to set up an Office of Needs and Means, and distribute whatever people need, according to plan, and assign the production of means to everybody - according to their abilities, of course.
Makes sense to me. And, would be logically consistent.Jan 4, 2013
- Sad but, remember them all next Election, they are above us all/the laws that they inflict on us that are not enforced ie. Gun laws.Jan 4, 2013
- Gun laws not enforced? What does that have to do with this article, AND, what is not enforced? Might you be a little more specific?Jan 6, 2013
- Americans may be lucky Iowa why do they pic? lo?ts of insecure uneducated farmets. R the soy picked Iowaw?nwhy sJan 6, 2013